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396 Pair of Embroidered Rank Badges, China, 18th/19th century, depicting a leopard signifying the third military rank, standing on a crashing wave with a lishui border below, with bats and peony, lotus, and chrysanthemum sprigs, surrounded by stylized clouds and gilt scrolling tendrils, all embroidered in “forbidden stitch” or knotted stitch, mounted as a tray, badges 11 1/2 x 12 1/4, overall 13 1/4 x 26 1/4 in. $800-1,200 397 Pair of Kesi Rank Badges, China, 19th century, depicting an egret in flight signifying the sixth civil rank, a red sun in the upper left, surrounded by stylized clouds and the “Eight Buddhist Treasures,” above a lishui border, 11 1/2 x 12 in.

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Provenance: From the collection of a New England family who lived in China from 1899 to the 1960s. $700-900

398 Embroidered Rank Badge, China, 18th/19th century, depicting a tiger signifying the fourth military rank, embroidered in “forbidden stitch” or seed stitch, with bats and Buddhist treasures, surrounded by blue ruyi-head clouds on a couched gold thread ground, above a lishui border and crashing waves, framed and glazed, sight size 9 3/4 x 10 in. $1,200-1,800

399 Embroidered Rank Badge, China, 18th/19th century, depicting a qilin signifying the first military rank, with bats, peony and peach trees, scholar’s rocks, and lingzhi mushrooms embroidered in “forbidden stitch,” surrounded by ruyi-head clouds, all above crashing ruyihead waves revealing treasures, framed and glazed, 10 3/4 x 10 3/4 in. $2,000-3,000 400 Two Embroidered Rank Badges, China, 19th/20th century, one depicting a silver pheasant signifying the fifth rank, with bats and Buddhist treasures amongst ruyi-head clouds, standing on crashing waves above a lishui border, all surrounded by a couched gold thread scroll border, the other depicting a mandarin duck signifying the seventh rank, with similar motifs embroidered in couched gold thread and “forbidden stitch,” both framed and glazed, badges to 11 1/2 x 12 1/4 in. $1,800-2,000

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401 Two Embroidered Silk Collars, China, 19th century, one with five lappets, with two further lappets hanging from the two outside lappets, the central panel and lappets all embroidered with Buddhist symbols and treasures including fish and lingzhi mushrooms in a variety of stitches; the other with a double scalloped collar with lappets extending downwards and to the sides, woven with auspicious motifs and with details highlighted in couched gold thread, both framed and glazed, collar size to 15 3/4 x 13 1/2 in. $2,000-2,500

402 Pair of Buddhist Lion Fragments, China, 19th century, possibly from sleeve bands, embroidered in “forbidden stitch,” on a cream silk background, one green and one blue lion each playing with a ball and ribbons, framed and glazed, sight size 9 1/2 x 4 in. $800-1,200

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